Touring youth theatre set to land in Fraserburgh for workshop

Fraserburgh Academy.
Fraserburgh Academy.

A travelling youth theatre is set to visit Fraserburgh this month with a workshop exploring the Scottish independence referendum.

Scottish Youth Theatre has received funding from The Robertson Trust and The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust in order to recommence delivery of the popular touring project.

Throughout September, October and November 2013, the Roadshow has and will be travelling to schools, community groups and youth theatres across northern and central Scotland offering free drama workshops.

Being a national youth arts company, Scottish Youth Theatre places accessibility at the heart of its mission to offer young people in Scotland the opportunity to explore and reach their creative potential through a quality theatre arts experience.

Next stop will be Aberdeenshire, where the Roadshow team will visit schools and youth groups this week commencing .

Schools taking part include Aboyne Academy, Portlethen Academy, Mackie Academy, Ellon Academy and Fraserburgh Academy.

Young people will have the opportunity to experience tailor-made drama workshops exploring different themes, including specially designed workshops about the Scottish independence referendum. The workshop programme is delivered by a team of theatre arts professionals from all over the country, with extensive experience of working with young people of all ages.

Mary McCluskey, Artistic Director/Chief Executive said: “Scottish Youth Theatre is very excited to re-launch Roadshow, as it truly realises the company’s aim for accessibility, regardless of any geographical, social or economic barriers.”

Scottish Youth Theatre is Scotland’s national theatre ‘for and by’ young people. The company runs a varied annual programme of quality theatre arts experiences all around Scotland, all year round.

More information on all Scottish Youth Theatre events, performances and activities are available by visiting www.scottishyouththeatre.org or by calling 0141 552 3988.